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Who is Percy? The Walking Dead: World Beyond’s mysterious new character

Published: 2/Nov/2020 11:18

by Daniel Megarry

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond introduced a mysterious new character in this week’s episode, but who is he and does he spell trouble for our survivors?

There were plenty of revelations in Sunday night’s episode, titled ‘Madman Across the Water.’ As well as giving viewers a solid backstory for Elton, Hope had a significant realization that will no doubt cause tension between the Endlings in the future.

But the episode’s most intriguing scene came during its final moments, where a stranger walked into camp brandishing a stick that likely doubles as a weapon. Is he a friend or foe? Could he be the “madman” from the episode title? There’s plenty of questions to answer here.

Percy in The Walking Dead World Beyond
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The Endlings were approached by a mysterious stranger on this week’s episode

Who is Percy on The Walking Dead: World Beyond?

The mysterious new character is believed to be Percy, played by actor Ted Sutherland. He was announced as a cast member for the spin-off series in November 2019, and is best known for his role as Simon Saunders on 2018 musical drama series Rise.

It’s unclear what role Percy will play in the rest of Season 1, especially given how ominous his brief introduction scene felt. Fortunately, showrunner Matt Negrete has offered a teaser of what we can expect going forward.

“This is a mystery person that will potentially be around for longer than an episode. We’re at the halfway point of Season 1 and the presence of this character coming in is really going to change the trajectory of these next five episodes in a way that I think is going to be irrevocable,” Negrete told Entertainment Weekly.

“Things are going to happen in a way that are ignited by the presence of this character, and there’s not going to be any going back. There really are a lot of dominoes that we’ve been setting up this season, and I will say the presence of this character is going to send that first domino falling.”

Season 1 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond will get darker

Negrete later teased that there will be an “element of danger” that arrives with Percy, and that the events of the next episode (airing November 8) will make things “a little darker” than they have been in the first half of the season.

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World Beyond showrunner Negrete teases that the show will get “darker”

“What happens in the next episode is really going to set the course for the rest of the season,” Negrete added. “There’s going to be an added threat. That could be a human element that they’re going to have to deal with soon. And that’s going to add a new sort of dangerous layer to things.”

Viewers can find out whether Percy spells danger or hope for the Endlings when the next episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond airs on November 8, 2020.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.